Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
The competition consists of a People’s Choice Award (via facebook votes,) three “place” awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and a Grand Prize Winner. The Glenwood City art department chose two fabulous pieces of artwork for the competition; a watercolor landscape by Emma Scholler and a fabric batik by Rachel Klatt. Congratulations to both girls on having work chosen for this prestigious competition.
We are thrilled to announce that Rachel Klatt was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District! Rachel will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. in June to see her artwork displayed and participate in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Here art piece will be on display there for one year. Also, on May 20, there will be an award ceremony for winning students in Wausau at the Center for Visual Arts. This award is a huge honor for Rachel, the GCHS art department, the Glenwood City School District and our community. Way to go Rachel!!!